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January 29, 2016

2016 NSSF Rimfire Challenge World Championship Venue Announced

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January 29, 2016

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2016 NSSF Rimfire Challenge World Championship Venue Announced

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) is pleased to announce that it has selected Cavern Cove Competition Range as the host range of the 2016 NSSF Rimfire Challenge World Championship.

The Cavern Cove Competition Range shooting facility is located in Woodville, Alabama.

“We have heard nothing but good things about Cavern Cove and the way its staff runs their state match,” said NSSF’s Tisma Juett, who manages the Rimfire Challenge program. “We are looking forward to them hosting the World Championship and showing everyone what Alabama has to offer the match’s competitors and guests.”

Now in its third year, NSSF’s Rimfire Challenge program provides a way for novice shooters to experience their first competitions via a family-friendly and highly supportive atmosphere. Matches utilize a two-gun format of .22 LR handguns and rifles, making the Rimfire Challenge an economical sport for new competitors. Focusing on both safety and fun, the competitions are open to all ages and skill levels, with matches hosted on ranges across the nation.

The 2016 Rimfire Challenge World Championship will take place Oct. 14-16. NSSF will announce the opening of registration for the event later this summer.

Information on the NSSF Rimfire Challenge World Championship and sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by contacting Match Director Jeff Blackwell at or 256-651-9143. For more information on the Rimfire Challenge, how to participate in a Rimfire Challenge event or how to host an event at your range, visit


About the Rimfire Challenge
Originally developed by Ruger and formerly known as the Ruger Rimfire Challenge, today’s Rimfire Challenge is administered by NSSF®, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Designed to introduce new shooters to the shooting sports in an exciting and family friendly way, Rimfire Challenge matches focus on competition with .22-caliber rifles and pistols. Matches are open to shooters of all ages and shooting experience levels, with events conducted at ranges nationwide.

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 13,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit

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